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Pre-school playgroups

​​​​​Pre-school playgroups offer childcare and free early education for 2-5​ year-olds.

  • Sessions are term-time only, in the morning and/or afternoon.
  • Some open longer and a few offer full day care.

Search for a local pre-school playgroup - use the search bar to search by postcode

A pre-school playgroup might be for you if

  • You’d like your child to mix with other children.
  • Your child would like to play with a range of toys.
  • Your hours fit around the opening and closing times.
  • There is always someone qualified to look after your child.

Ofsted inspections

Ofsted regularly inspects all pre-school playgroups to assess their strengths and highlight areas for improvement.

You can access Ofsted reports for each provider, where available, with each childcare provider listing or search the Ofsted website.

  • Search for a local pre-school playgroup  - you can also view the Ofsted report with each childcare provider listing, where available
  • Go to the Ofsted site - search by name address or Unique Reference Number. Your chosen childcare provider should be able to provide you with the Unique Reference number. 

Related pages


01706 719900

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm.
Closed for training Monday 11am-11.30am.

Family Information Service
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU